Cheryl's killer 'fuelled by violent computer games'

Barking and Dagenham Recorder reports:

"A fantasist fuelled by violent computer games and websites stabbed auxiliary nurse Cheryl Moss, of Dagenham, more than 70 times as she took a cigarette break, a jury was told today (Tuesday).

The Old Bailey was told that Stuart Harling, 19, struck with such speed and venom that Cheryl 33, did not have enough time to scream.

Harling, of Rainham, admits manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but denies murder."

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Diselage4740d ago

I had not heard of this before, i guess maybe because it's from the UK. How does a video game make you want to stab a person 70 times. I'm very sorry for the loss to the Moss family but that is silly to think that video games could "fuel" someone to commit such an atrocity.

nobizlikesnowbiz4740d ago

Of course it's a horrible tragedy anytime someone dies. Especially in this such case. But why do they have to blame videogames. Anyone with a bit of sense wouldn't say that videogames "fueled" the killer.

As usual, people look for something to blame. Why can't people just realize that some people are bad. Videogames don't make people bad. Otherwise every Halo 2 playing 12 year old would go on a stabbing spree. Anyone seen that lately?

Firewire4740d ago

Where is the proof though! Its in the headline, but they say nothing about it in the article! Completley bogus! Video Games have become the excuse now for every well publicized murder, all thanks to jackass Thompson!

sumfood4u4740d ago

Death is never a laughing matter, but It didn't say which game sparked this Fuel. Not that it matters but still feels like a few pieces of the puzzle is missing! But the Masterpiece is a VideoGame!

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